The 2021 (er…2020?) Olympics are underway in Tokyo, and there are more out LGBTQ athletes vying for gold than in every previous Summer Olympics combined.
That amounts to over 160 members of “Team LGBTQ” from around the world. Each day during the games, we’ll spotlight one of these inspiring athletes.Tom Daley is a husband, a father, and as of Monday, July 26, an Olympic gold medalist.
Daley and diving partner Matty Lee scored gold in the men’s synchronized platform dive in Tokyo.Check out that incredible dive, plus Tom and Matty’s sweet reaction, here:At a press conference afterwards, Daley reflected on his pride in being an openly gay champion in his sport:I came out in 2013, and when I was younger I always felt like the one that was alone.